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Anderson Windows vs Renewal By Anderson

Compare Anderson Windows vs Renewal By Anderson in terms of cost, customer service and quality of their products and number of models available.

Please note, this website has no affiliation with Anderson or Renewal By Anderson.

Do you have a question about Anderson window costs, features, warranties, options, etc. Email your questions to our site editor Bill and get the answers you need to make the best choice for your Anderson window project.

Cost & Pricing

Anderson and RBA are pretty different in terms of costs, mainly because these companies are set up so differently. The Anderson 400 series, which is considered an excellenet windows, will run $900 + fully installed. A comparable 200 Series should run $800 + full installed and their 100 Series will run $700 + fully installed. Anderson sells their windows through distributors, instead of the franchise model of Renewal By Anderson.

Renewal by Anderson prices vary between $1,100 and $1,400 for a double hung window fully installed. However, in many cases the prices start around $2,000, and then the discounts are offered, along with some special deals. In the end, the homeowner can end up with an estimate in the region of $1,100 per window, which is still considered expensive, but much cheaper than the initial quote offered by the company.

Customer Service

Anderson sells their windows through distributors - individuals who are authorized to sell the products in a particular city, area or region. Anderson has always maintained very high standards of consistency in terms of product and customer service. Like any large window manufacturer, there are always consumers who experience bad customer service (often it is directed at or due primarily to the contractor or installer), but for the most part, Anderson has a good reputation in the industry. Read Anderson Reviews here.

Renewal By Anderson are privately owned franchises across the nation. What this means is that customers don't purchase direct from Anderson, but rather from the individual franchise. This can cause confusion, especially when it comes to sales, pricing and customer service. It really all depends on the owner of the franchise in the specific area. Renewal By Anderson has a reputation for long wnded sales pitches and some less than ideal sales tactics (at least according to many homeowners and consumers who post reviews online). Read Renewal By Anderson Reviews here.

Number Of Window Lines

Anderson offers 4 main window series, inclduing the 100, 200, 400 and Architectural models. However, Anderson does own several companies that handle vinyl windows, including Silverline and American Craftsman.

RBA only carries one line of window, which is a composite fibrex material that is very similar in its material makeup to the 100 Series from Anderson. These are considered expensive replacement windows and the prices are often referred to as inflated by industry professionals.

Bottom Line

Anderson and Renewal By Anderson are both well known manufacturers that produce top end products at high end prices. Assuming you can afford them and you get good installation, either of these will make for fine home windows. However, for the cost of the Renewal, a homeowner can get the Anderson 400 Series window, which is a beautiful wood clad window that gets excellent reviews from contractors and homeowners and is one of the best from Anderson.

Andersen Window Bid Requirements

Hi Bill: thank you for providing a place to discuss window options. I received a quote from Lowes for my four sliding glass doors. I got another bid from a local glass company and am talking to Anderson about their method and waiting for an appointment. The big difference is that Lowes and All Venture Glass are proposing to install retrofit windows and Anderson says they replace the frame and everything.

Is that really necessary and I presume that it will cost much more. Please look at these two quotes and tell me what you think. Also, Anderson requires that both husband and wife be home for the consultation. Why is that really necessary?

Dena - Homeowner - from 2022

[Site Editor's Answer]

Dena, there are two basic installation types: full frame and retrofit. I can't tell you which you need, but the more bids you get, the better equipped you will be to answer the question...really by getting each companies to tell you why they would go with retrofit or full frame:

I hate when they make both spouses show up for a consultation -- it's just antiquated...

Bill - Site Editor - from 2022

Anderson 100 or Anderson Renewal product

Hello, I recently completed a major renovation in Raleigh, NC (27609) where I used Andersen 100 casements. Since we went to the studs on this project, we used their product with a nail fin. Does this window come in a version as a replacement window (I am about to do another house, but it won't involve siding or trim replacement)?

I've heard the Andersen Renewal product is basically the 100 series, but the price for that is way more than I think the labor component should be, knowing what the 100 series windows go for. IF there is a version without the nail fin, are there good independent installers who could install this product in my area? If that's not the case, can you recommend another window in a similar quality class to the 100 series that is available, with a good installer for my area? By the way, I think most of the windows will be doublehung, but there may be a few casement.

Eric - Homeowner - from 2019

[Site Editor's Answer]

Eric, the Andersen 100 comes either as a new construction with the nail fin on or as a replacement model. The Andersen 100 uses the same composite frame as the Renewal, and you are correct, it is way way less expensive.

I don't know offhand if there are Andersen reps in your area, but there probably are. Andersen typically has reps all over. I would start by simply googling "Andersen windows in Raleigh, North Carolina" and seeing which companies come up. Call them up and find out if they sell the 100 model and if they do replacement windows.

The Andersen 100 is a solid window and I wish you success in finding a quality installer for the next phase of your project!

Bill - Site Editor - from 2019

Renewal by Anderson Cost Bid

We are replacing our windows and are confused. We have one four-lite casement-picture/picture-casement measuring 96x63, one slider measuring 66x39, 3 sliders measuring 58x47, and one double hung measuring 28x40. Here are our bids we have gotten.

Valley Brook: $20K

Renewal By Anderson: $15.6K

Marvin Integrity: $13.9K

Provia Endure: $11.4K

Window World: $6K

Janice - Homeowner - from 2019

Site Editor's Reply

Janice, if these were my bids, I'd go with the Provia Endure option. I think it offers the most bang for your buck. Renewal By Anderson makes a nice window, but I think that's too much for 6 windows (the four-lite casement is obviously going to be quite a bit more than a standard window). The Marvin Integrity would be my pick after the Provia.

Bill - Site Editor - from 2019

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